YES!

24 Jan

If you read my post from the other day you know the nightmare in the *LOVE kitchen  that took place. You can read about it here. It wasn’t a pretty sight.

After a long hard talk with myself after making 3 failed batches and having no clue why? (other than a hunch)

I went with my hunch and this is what I did with the three failed batches….

Since there were three layers I had to divide them and cut them into pieces. Then I added a bit of Distilled water (not too much) and placed into the microwave and melted them.

1

Then,

I started laying the layers back into the mold.

BOTTOM LAYER In!

2

MIDDLE LAYER In!

3

AND the TOP LAYER, In!

4

Then I insulated and left it there overnight. While I was biting my nails in the hopes it would turn out as expected.

AND LOOK!!!

5A

YES!!!!!!They came out fine! Now, it’s a  matter of time. I’ll check them periodically but they LOOK Great  :)

Moral of the lesson: I NEED to get used to the feeling of the new hand blender!

Just in case you’re LOOKING for an answer right now for some other type of soaping problem Go and check out this Anne-Marie is a wealth of information!

Nightmares in the *LOVE Kitchen……..

22 Jan

Nightmares in the *LOVE Kitchen……...

Nightmares in the *LOVE Kitchen……..

22 Jan

In case you have no idea what the LOVE Kitchen is, 

it’s the place where P.S. I Love Soap Co. comes to life.

I have so many things going on right now it’s really hard for me to focus on anything. Although, I’ve always been able to soap when I have things on my mind. But, lately……

AH!!! is the ONLY way I can describe it.

I have been making Coffee Mocha Kitchen hand soap for years and I mean years. It’s one of my BEST sellers of ALL- Time! I’m getting frustrated batch by batch because bad things are happening….AND I’ve checked the recipe 80 million times and can’t figure it out.

See,

Nightmare

See where the arrow is pointing? Well, that’s oil and that’s not a good thing.  Still can’t figure it out. That was the first batch. The second batch I said  to myself…”self, maybe you didn’t mix it long enough?” So, I mixed it longer to make certain it was at trace. (and again, I’ve made this soap multiple, multiple, multiple times…..)

AND 

Guess what happened again? YEP, you got it. It looked the the picture above. AH>>>>

As I type this I have a third batch that will be ready for the unveil tomorrow. I have my fingers, toes and places I can’t talk about crossed…Wish me luck!

#problems #psilovesoapco #soaping #soapoily #learningsoapmaking

Yippee…Chocolate Truffle made it to the MUST HAVES!

17 Jan

Yippee…Chocolate Truffle made it to the MUST HAVES!.

Yippee…Chocolate Truffle made it to the MUST HAVES!

17 Jan

Boy, I love when life goes in the right direction.

I’m sure you’ve ALL heard me talk about Domestic Goddess Candles before. They are my ABSOLUTE favorite candles. (the owner Tiffany Palisi makes her own one of a kind fragrances that are scent not alcohol)

To me they are SUPERIOR Candles and the ONLY candles I burn. period!

Anyway,

She’s a romantic at heart and decided to have a MUST HAVE blog post for Valentine’s. And there is a Special Coupon code just for this weekend go to her blog for details…

(Check out her really awesome personalized Valentine’s Candle!)

So guess what? Along with other Local Artisans like,

AMSTERDAM CHOCOLATES

POSH STUDIOS

VERDIGREEN

MONTCLAIR MADE

CULTURE CABIN

FORAGE WORKSHOP

She included my,

(THANK YOU  Domestic Goddess!!!!)

CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE SOAP!

If you’re a die hard romantic you need to read her blog post! Many of these fabulous artisans are having SALES this weekend.

Go and Read her Post to get the coupon code!

Finally……

17 Jan

after weeks of searching and searching I have found them and now production can proceed! YAY!

In case you have no idea what the heck I’m talking about……

It’s these:

IMG_1058WORMS!!! …  for my Best Selling Dirt Soap!

It took me forever to find KID SAFE ones. But, I did it and now production is on! YES!

Bow Wow said the doggie….

16 Jan

Bow Wow said the doggie…..

Bow Wow said the doggie….

16 Jan

Hahahaha, thought that would grab your attention.

I’ve been busy making,

wait for it, wait for it….

BOW WOW BODY Bars (doggie Soap)

this is what they look like… Continue reading

This is awesome…….!

11 Jan

Happy Saturday!

As some of you may or may not know…. we have an ETSY store and OPEN SKY store and we’re very active on Facebook. Plus, we sell at the local Farmers market during the Spring/Summer. It’s been an absolute ride this past year. I can not believe how we’ve picked up! 

AND

it’s because of our Customers (THANK YOU!)

that we were able to donate this food (well, that was the last donation of the year) to FOOD PANTRY!

(IF, you didn’t know we donate a percentage of ALL sales for food for the pantry)

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THANK YOU!

See this soap?

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This is  White Zinfandel, made with 100% Pure White Zinfandel and even smells like it! I have to say I Love the way it turned out!

This is an Exclusive Soap on OpenSky! But, there are Only 3 left. Could you imagine giving this to the woman of your dreams? a daughter? a Lover? a Man? heck I’d buy this one for myself…

Hope you’re off to a GREAT DAY!

It stinks….

9 Jan

happy Tuesday! (Did I just say Tuesday?)

I meant to say Happy Thursday!

So,

Happy Thursday!!!

Where does that time go?

After inventory and making a production schedule I wait! Wait for what? I’m waiting for supplies to come…Have you ever felt stuck between a rock and a hard place. Well, that’s me right now.

I have so many soaps to get moving on but am missing ingredients: Ah……..

Soaps like Customer Favorite’s that I can not keep in stock no matter how many batches I make!

Callus Soap which is packed with and I mean packed with Lots & Lots of fine pumice and Shea Butter! I’ve never used it but my customer’s LOVE it! and every time I tell someone I’ve never used it they look at me like I had 12 heads. Then they usually buy a bar. They use it and when there done they come back and say

” I NEED another bar because I LOVE it!”  Who am I to argue with that?

AND

Coffee Mocha hand soap that can also be used on the body if you wish. This soap happens to be one of MY favorites….. A bit exfoliating and super moisturizing! It’s packed with everything that a cup of coffee has like: Coffee, Cream, Sugar, Coffee grinds. AND it’s also packed with lots of Shea butter… 

So I WAIT!!!!

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